Amy Winehouse's Death: One Year On

Family, friends and fans pay tribute to the powerhouse that was Amy Winehouse
Monday , 23 July 2012
Amy was just 27 when she died on 23 July 2011
Amy was just 27 when she died on 23 July 2011
Happiest when she was performing
Happiest when she was performing
The diva at the studio
The diva at the studio
Amy struggled with addiction
Amy struggled with addiction
Her life was always controversial, Amy pictured here attending court to face assault charges for allegedly hitting a fan
Her life was always controversial, Amy pictured here attending court to face assault charges for allegedly hitting a fan
Her beehive was her signature
Her beehive was her signature
Amy with Kelly Osbourne
Amy with Kelly Osbourne
Amy with hubby Blake Fielder-Civil
Amy with hubby Blake Fielder-Civil
Amy with her mum Janis after winning 5 Grammys
Amy with her mum Janis after winning 5 Grammys
Vigil outside her North London home after her death
Vigil outside her North London home after her death
A tribute to Amy onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
A tribute to Amy onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

A whole year
has passed since the death of singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, found dead at
her London home
aged just 27. It was goddaughter Dionne Bromfield who led the tributes today
(23 July), by taking to her Twitter account with a poem dedicated to her
inspirational godmother.

"I believe in angels the kind that heaven sends
Amy you are surrounded by angels who are your friends.

It’s been a year since you left and I still think about you everyday.
I might not show emotion in public but I just love and miss you in my own
special way, like when we were alone together.

I think of your face and tears roll from my eyes, you were my inspiration, my
mentor, my biggest fan my one true confidante you were my world.

I know you are in a better place and you were to young to die that is what hurts
so much. God broke our hearts to prove he took the best.
God gave you a special gift as sweet as can be your own precious angels to
watch over you.

There is one thing that’s plain to see, that one day we will meet again

Until then you will always remain in my heart as I
write this I sit and cry remembering the good times and the last time we were
together.
The fun we had and you dancing on stage with me, the big hug and kisses you
gave me.

No matter what people say to me you were the best! You had a heart of gold with
so much kindness sometimes I pinch myself and wish you would come back
I will never forget you! Amy you are my best friend, I love you so much.

Dionne xxx

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Brit singer
Alexandra Burke simply tweeted, "A year ago today we lost such a talented and
beautiful lady. Amy your music will forever live on. Angel in the sky, may you
now be in peace x."

Amy’s BFF, reality TV star Tyler James tweeted a picture of the pair together with
the caption ““Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”

And the singer's family paid their own special tribute by releasing a statement that
said they were thinking of “a daughter and sister that meant the world to them”
and admitted that they're still struggling to come to terms with their loss.

To mark the occasion, the family spent the day together at Amy’s London house,
which is now home to The Amy Winehouse Foundation followed by an evening visit
to Jazz After Dark, an intimate venue in London’s Soho where Amy spent many
happy times.

RIP Amy, you're not forgotten.

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